Q&A to feature ‘One Tree Hill’ actor  Austin Nichols to appear at Cal Lutheran on Oct. 8

(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Sept. 18, 2014) Actor and director Austin Nichols will be the first guest in California Lutheran University’s 2014-2015 “Conversations With …” series.

The former “One Tree Hill” actor will answer questions starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, in Preus-Brandt Forum on the Thousand Oaks campus. Actor, writer and director Markus Flanagan, who teaches at Cal Lutheran, will moderate the informal one-hour discussion on the craft of acting followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience.

Nichols grew up in Austin, Texas, and graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in creative writing in 2002. In 2004, he portrayed Jake Hammond in the film “Wimbledon” and J.D. in “The Day After Tomorrow.” He played the title role of a surfer in the 2007 HBO series “John from Cincinnati.” He portrayed Julian Baker and directed two episodes of the “One Tree Hill” television series from 2008 to 2012. His many other acting credits include appearances on the TV series “Ray Donovan,” “The Mob Doctor” and “Friday Night Lights.”

The “Conversations With …” talks provide theater arts students and other aspiring actors with advice from professionals. They take the approach laid out in Flanagan’s book, “One Less Bitter Actor: The Actor’s Survival Guide,” which explains how to make it in the business of acting while staying sane and focused.

Preus-Brandt Forum is located at 135 Chapel Lane on the Thousand Oaks campus. For more information, call 805-493-3415 or email info@westlakeactingstudio.com.


MEDIA NOTE: A photo is available. Contact Karin Grennan at kgrennan@callutheran.edu or 805-493-3512.

Official Press Release: 091814ConversationsNichols


Austin will be guest starring on ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Austin announced on Twitter today that he will be guest starring on Agents of SHIELD. He will be playing Miles Lydon. The episode will air on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 8pm on ABC.


Scoop: MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D on ABC – Tuesday, October 22, 2013

“Girl In The Flower Dress”- An elusive girl in a flower dress may hold the key to the mystery that brings Coulson and team to Asia to rescue a young man with an unusual and dangerous power. Meanwhile, Skye has a secret that jeopardizes her relationship with the team right when they need her most, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22 (8:00-9:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent MeLinda May, Brett Dalton as Agent Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz and Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons.

Guest starring are Louis Changchien as Renshu Tseng; Ruth Negga as Raina; Austin Nichols as Miles Lydon, SHANNON LUCIO as Debbie, Tzi Ma as Agent Quan Chen, Cullen Douglas as Po.

“Girl In The Flower Dress” was written by Brent Fletcher and directed by Jesse Bochco.

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format with a 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG,D,V parental guideline.